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The Western Sydney Wanderers will take a 1-0 aggregate lead into the second leg of their Asian Champions League quarter final after a remarkable match against ACL Champions Guangzhou Evergrande were beaten by a goal to Antony Golec, followed by finishing the match with just 9 men on the park.

 

Golec claimed the winner on the hour mark, cutting inside from the left flank before delivering a low cross that beat everyone including the Chinese goalkeeper, who was frozen by the run of Tomi Juric, before nestling into the bottom right hand corner.

Evergrande saw two red cards and their World Cup winning manager Marcello Lippi may face further sanctions as chaos reigned following the dismissals of Zeng Linpeng in the 88th minute and Gao Lin in the 90th.

 

Shannon Cole has the best chance of the first half, after Haliti stormed down the wing he put a wonderful cross that beat the leaping Evergrande defence, only to see Cole glance the header wide when he should have put his side in front. Liao Lisheng smacked a ball moments before the break that Covic turned away.

 

The second half was all Wanderers from the opening stages, Tomi Juric menacing the diminutive Chinese defenders and being the cause of the goal from Golec despite not getting a touch. Vitor Saba made his Parramatta Stadium debut and made an immediate impact, gliding around his opponents and drawing numerous fouls, while also showing an appetite for the hard defensive that he will require playing in the A-League for Western Sydney.

 

Chaos reigned in the last moments of the game, as Linpeng smashed La Rocca with an elbow and was shown a straight red, followed minutes later by compatriot Lin who kicked Vitor Saba in the face and quickly joined Linpeng for an early shower. At that point Lippi stormed onto the pitch and confronted the referee, who eventually regained control, denied Juric a penalty in the final seconds then ended the match.

 

The result means any draw or win for the Wanderers will see them through to the Semi-Final, while even a 2-1 loss would be enough to progress on away goals.

 

The Wanderers next match is Leg 2 of the Asian Champions League quarter finals against Guangzhou Evergrande, in China, played on Wednesday the 27th of August.

 

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I was in Bay 67 so closer to the away but could barely hear them over the RBB. Everybody lifted tonight.

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Btw. We figured out that we won because FCB decided to push an asian mans stuffed mercedes out of the way.

 

Karma and all that crap. Good samaritan that bloke

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Great night and definitely a red but Saba milked it and Luppi lost it when he rolled. **** go by Luppi not shaking Sir Popa's hand and he will more than likely be banned from sideline next week for coming on the field.

Ref was poor and whistle happy even linesman missed another red card offense against Juric, Evergrade were clearly frustrated by us and last 15 minutes were heated.

Bring on next week as they will be out for revenge

 

Haliti man of match for me and Juric showed great energy to be there for the goal, we looked good at times and could have been 2/3-0.

 

Still can't believe we beat them can't wait for next week.

 

Edit. Wait did Juric get a touch for goal as it took a deflection to go in

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Look, If you slow down the video and get the correct angle, then both of them probably were send-offs.

 

But the referee had already lost control after the first send-off and he dug himself into a hole.

 

On the the first send-off if he had blown the free-kick against La Rocca for pushing the Guangzhou player in the back then he would never of gotten himself in the situation that he did.

 

But whatever, we won 1-0 

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forgot to mention this in the other thread.

 

have to give props to the organisers at gate a/b for opening up the 'pass outs' gate and letting the crowd in quickly by ripping the bar code off our tickets.

only missed the first 3 minutes as a result; the pre match bavarian delay was longer than usual - open the back bar it's game day!

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So LaRocca was the best Italian in a league that contained Allesandro Del Piero.

And the best Italian in a game with Diamanti.

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Also I can see Victor Saba is going to fit right in at western Sydney, he isn;t going to take any **** from anyone this season, and I like it :aggressive: He isn't afraid to get stuck in  :good:

 

Only been here a few weeks and he is fronting up to the Lippi in the tunnel, that is what you call an impact lol  :D

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forgot to mention this in the other thread.

 

have to give props to the organisers at gate a/b for opening up the 'pass outs' gate and letting the crowd in quickly by ripping the bar code off our tickets.

only missed the first 3 minutes as a result; the pre match bavarian delay was longer than usual - open the back bar it's game day!

 

Similar stuff was happening at gate H because so many dumbasses didn't fold up their print at home tickets so they'd fit in the machine.

 

I wonder whether these people were counted for the attendance figure.

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forgot to mention this in the other thread.

 

have to give props to the organisers at gate a/b for opening up the 'pass outs' gate and letting the crowd in quickly by ripping the bar code off our tickets.

only missed the first 3 minutes as a result; the pre match bavarian delay was longer than usual - open the back bar it's game day!

 

Yeah, if you didn't have a bag.

 

I missed the first 15 minutes.

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Man I Love this team, when the critics have us against the wall, the guys do it again. Special mention to their squad for acting like brats when they should have shown why they are a big time club with the money they spend on their players and coaching staff.

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******* brilliant night.

Please, please, please, win next week and shove one up those whingers.

 

I want another ACL game at Parra. They continue to bring me much joy.

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******* brilliant night.

Please, please, please, win next week and shove one up those whingers.

 

I want another ACL game at Parra. They continue to bring me much joy.

 

Indeed, I was worried after getting so far in the comp we might just give it away due to not being prepared, how stupid does it seem to think that now, WSW always dig deep.

 

Only half time really but we have given ourselves a real shot getting to the semi finals! Going to be tense viewing next week!

 

O and I think Lippi officially hates us now  :rofl: But that is good as that means we did the job we set out to do and got right under their skin!

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Are there any decent highlights reels floating around? The 2 minute official ACL reel shows stuff all (and glosses over the second red and Lippi's histrionics)

 

Really wish I could have made it to the ground tonight :( Sounds like it was a cracker.

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Are there any decent highlights reels floating around? The 2 minute official ACL reel shows stuff all (and glosses over the second red and Lippi's histrionics)

 

Really wish I could have made it to the ground tonight :( Sounds like it was a cracker.

 

I would love to make you feel better BUT MAN I WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED THAT FOR ANYTHING, you missed a cracker alright!

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Mullen picked up a slight hamstring strain (as per the commentary of the game I'm just replaying) slater said that most hamstring strains, even just minor ones, will be a minimum of 10 days out. Big loss for next week seconds leg, hopefully alessi can step up like he did this week!

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Says it all I think... As I said in the pre match thread, he had a chance to move his foot away from Saba's face, instead he dropped his foot, made contact, then lifted it up as if he didn't make contact or as if he tried to move the foot away. Those saying he made a meal of it, you try getting a boot to the face and you tell me how it felt? Anyone see the bruise on his face post match, under his right eye, clearly see where he made contact!

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If anyone has instagram it's probably a good idea to go onto Saba's page and file some of the comments under harassment.

 

It's honestly so disgusting what some Guangzhou supporters are writing.

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Funny how we were dominated by Evergrande in the first half 65% to 35% but we had the best three chances. Says a lot about Evergrande I think!

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